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Col. James Fake(USAF Retired)

Email: james.fake@ocps.net

 

Colonel Fake served in the US Air Force for twenty one years as an aviator and staff officer. He flew 167 combat missions in the B-52 and F-105 Wild Weasel aircraft. He then flew reconnaissance missions in the RC-135 aircraft. His next assignment was the Pentagon as Defense Intelligence Agency's working recon liaison to the Joint Chiefs of Staff Recon Center. After, he was assigned the Combined Forces Command Korea political economic analyst and executive officer postion. His last assignment was back to the Pentagon where he orchestrated support and system release policy for US allies.

 

He graduated from St Mary's College of California with a BA in English Literature and earned a Master's Degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University.

 

As the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, he taught AFJROTC for eight years in Maryland and New Jersey.

 

He began working for Orange County Public Schools at Wekiva High School in 2010.

 

Col. Fake teaches first through fourth year cadets about Aerospace Science.

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Chief Master Sergeant Mark Brillant (USAF Retired)

Email: mark.brillant@ocps.net

 

Chief Brillant served on active duty in the United States Air Force for over 22 years as a Maintenance Superintendent and Systems Acquisition Manager in various positions in the U.S. He earned an Associates in Aircraft Maintenance Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. He single-handedly established the AFJROTC unit at Eustis High School as an Aerospace Science Instructor in 2002. He began working for Orange County Public Schools at Wekiva High School in 2009.

 

Chief Brillant teaches first through fourth year cadets about leadership.